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Published December 12, 2011, 04:43 PM

Hazen, ND, Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty to several charges relating to receiving and possessing child pornography.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has pleaded guilty to several charges relating to receiving and possessing child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says 32-year-old Michael Lynn Wieland, of Hazen, pleaded guilty Monday to two charges of possessing materials and five charges of receiving materials involving the exploitation of minors.

Prosecutors say Wieland had more than 300,000 images showing children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Wieland faces 10 to 20 years for each possession charge and 15 to 40 years for each receipt charge when he is sentenced March 12.

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